New Year’s celebration begins live at 8 p.m. EST on ABC From New York City’s Times Square
Presenting sponsor YouTube will feature trends and stories from 2019 during broadcast
dick clark productions and ABC today announced multi-Platinum-selling artist and West Coast host Ciara, along with Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Dan + Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Anthony Ramos, Salt-N-Pepa and SHAED, will perform on the West Coast celebration of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.”
Grammy winner Ciara returns for her third year as host of the Hollywood party. YouTube returns as the presenting sponsor and will produce special content featuring top YouTube trends and stories from 2019 during the live broadcast.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” will broadcast live Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
“Hosting ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ has become something I look forward to every year, and now my friend Lucy Hale and Billy Porter have joined the family, so the party just leveled up!” said Ciara. “I am going to be performing my new song ‘Melanin,’ so I hope all my melanin kings and queens tune in to rock out with me and the amazing lineup of performers this year.”
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” marks the 48th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include 5½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe.
In addition to Ciara on the West Coast, Seacrest will continue his reign as host of the primetime festivities for his 15th year and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, joined by newly announced co-host, Lucy Hale. Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright Billy Porter will host the fourth annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop at the dawn of the New Year.
Additionally, country artist Jessie James Decker will reveal the first-ever “First Powerball Millionaire of the Year” during this year’s live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.” Decker will provide live updates from the “First Powerball Millionaire of the Year” party throughout ABC’s live telecast and the big reveal announcing the winner will air just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2020.
Special content produced by YouTube will run throughout the broadcast.
Announcements on creators and talent featured will come at a later date.
Times Square and New Orleans performances to be announced in the coming weeks, as well.
The complete lineup Tuesday, Dec. 31, on ABC:
For more information, visit www.newyearsrockineve.com.
Paula Abdul (Photo by Randee St. Nicholas, courtesy of ABC)